Originally Posted by Big C
David, I believe this is incorrect. As I mentioned above, I believe you have to post your expected score (par plus strokes received) once the match is concluded, regardless of whether you play in.
If that is not the case, then my opponent sold me a bill of goods, and my current index is 0.3 lower than it should be!
Never trust your opponent. Especially when you just beat him!
Not only is it allowable to post the final couple of holes, it's actually recommended and preferred. Decision 5-2a/7 from the USGA handicap manual pertains:
5-2a/7. Score to Post if Match Ends in Fewer Than 18 Holes and Player Completes Round
Q: In match play, a player wins the match on the 16th hole. The player plays the remaining two holes. What score may the player post for these two holes?
A: The player should post the actual scores on the post-match holes. To post in any other manner would be at odds with the basic premise that contends that each player will try to make the best scores at every hole in every round. If the Committee believes that the player is inflating hole scores on the post-match holes, it may apply provisions of Section 8. (See 8-4c(iv).) (REVISED)